Sam + Natalie Engagement Proposal | Refugio Ranch

Horseback riding, balloons, sunflowers, baby goats (named Sebastian and Cornelius) and a killer view. It sounds like a random list, but these pieces came together to make for the perfect proposal for this gorgeous couple. And with a team like Michael + Anna Costa Photography and Alegria By Design, we’re not the least bit surprised it came together so beautifully.

From Alegria by DesignSoon to be groom, Sam contacted us 3 months prior to his target proposal date filled with many ideas for his custom proposal to then girlfriend Nathalie. Both nature lovers, Sam knew the location had to be magical. When Sam sent me his short list of must haves I had to do a double take: horseback riding, balloons, sunflowers, baby goat with ribbon, purple and lavender, sunset, tree carving names and date, champagne glasses and beach view or wooded area. What? Baby Goats!!! Yes, our kind souled Nathalie as a slight obsession with baby goats. So I found goats…not just any goats but goats with cute names: Sebastian and Cornelius. As for the magical location, a 415 acre wine vineyard and estate nestled into the Santa Ynez Mountains, Refugio Ranch Vineyard. Refugio Ranch with its centuries long history nestled in a small canyon is magic for sure and offered the perfect backdrop for Sam’s surprise proposal. Producing this happy little event soon became a labor of love. I quickly gathered my dream team. The talented Anna Costa signed on to photograph the day, Tye French with Like A letter to film every moment and Anna Le Pley Taylor provided lovely and romantic blooms. Such a beautiful location and a beautiful couple, my job was a piece of cake.

Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Cinematography: Like A Letter Videography | Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor | Catering: Omni Catering | Animal Rentals: The Farm Stead | Event Production Company: Alegria By Design | Horseback Riding: Los Padres Outfitters | Location: Refugio Ranch | Check Out SMP’s Post ~ Here

Rachel + Jeff | Red Tail Ranch, Ojai {Featured on Style Me Pretty}

From Style Me Pretty ~ Even more than the eclectic and colorful lounge stations from Found Vintage Rentals, even more than the fabulous blue patterned linensfrom La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, even more than Ojai’s Red Tail Ranch’s rustic charm and insane view, I love love love the moment of pure joy Michael + Anna Costa Photography captured when this couple said “I do.”

What’s better than shooting for a ridiculously fun, hip, chill client? Shooting for a ridiculously fun, hip, chill client who ALSO happens to be an amazing wedding associate of Mindy Weiss. This is our second wedding shooting for one of Mindy Weiss’ incredible associates, and it’s a complete honor for us to do so. The details and styling were absolutely impeccable! Duh. But what’s even better about this couple is that they are SUPER in love. I mean, talk about being in the moment and relishing in their wedding. A bomb could have exploded nearby, and they probably wouldn’t have even noticed! Their eyes were locked the whole day in a giddy-type trance of pure happiness. With the outdoor setting of Red Tail Ranch in Ojai that has a serene, far away feel and the amazing details with pops of color like the deep royal blue, velvet couch we used for creative photos, this wedding had that magical feeling that can only be experienced but not fully described. Thanks again to Rachel and Jeff for including us in such an epic day!

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